Liverpool Responds: Sporting Chance

POSTPONED: Liverpool Responds: Sporting Chance Hosting Global Sporting Events Post-COVID-19

12:30pm - 1:30pm / Tuesday 18th May 2021
Type: Webinar / Category: Public / Series: Open House 2021
  • Suitable for: UOL Staff UOL Student Alumni Public
  • Admission: FREE Online
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Join Liverpool Responds for a panel discussion on Liverpool’s strategy of enticing global sporting events and how it could influence the city’s post-COVID-19 future
Fresh from a successful Netball World Cup – named 2019 Sport Event of the Year at the Sport Industry Awards 2020 – and building on the immense impact of being European Capital of Culture, Liverpool is targeting major global sporting events as an engine for economic, cultural and reputational growth.
The city is already hosting the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, featuring men’s, women’s, and wheelchair matches in the same location for the first time, and the 2022 World Gymnastics Championship.
The Sport Liverpool Board was created to oversee delivery of these global events and to seek out further profile-boosting opportunities to host similar events over the next decade.
A panel discussion chaired by Sue Jarvis (Co-Director of the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice & Place at the University of Liverpool) featuring Professor Brian Barwick, OBE (University of Liverpool alumnus and Chair of the Sport Liverpool Board), Mark Basnett (University of Liverpool alumnus and Managing Director of Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership), Dr Beatriz Garcia (Senior Research Fellow in Communication & Media at the University of Liverpool), and Mark Lawrie (University of Liverpool alumnus and former mega-event consultant at Deloitte).
This event will also form part of the University's Open House Festival 2021.
This event will be streamed via Zoom, booking is required to receive the link in advance of the event. Guests will be able to ask questions following the main discussion.